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 Post subject: Serious security flaw found in IE Change your browser now
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:55 pm 
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Just herd this on the news

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.

The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, Internet experts say.

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seemingly according to the News its being used be people in china to get gaming passwords amongst other things.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:59 pm 
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I've been using Opera for some time, but just recently switched to Firefox http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/

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Have used FireFox for ages ... even back then when it was still called FireBird ... :)
But since there are some unlucky few that still use Internet Exploiter, this warning is well warranted.
Another reason to change!

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IE gets a very bad press... IE 7 is much better performance wise than it's predecesors.

That said I've been using Firefox for donkeys too and continue to do so. But it's worth pointing out that all bwrowsers have vulnerabilities, there is no way to be completely protected from attack on a computer as long as it interacts with anything else.

But yeah, anybody using Internet Exploder should shift, either to Firefox or Opera (which I personally hae never liked so much, but is a perfectly adequate browser) at least for now and arguably for good.

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 Post subject: Re: Serious security flaw found in IE Change your browser now
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Yea i have nothing against IE and used it for a long time up till recently i was still using it for direct banking (my bank only supported IE [icon-xmas/icon_eek.gif] )

Recently I've been trying chrome from google its pretty good fast a loading pages etc etc but from time to time has a wobbly and crashes

Or you could try safari but its from apple and seems to work far better on apples than it dose on PCs

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I'd steer clear of Safari. Despite Apple managing to cultivate an image as the good guys their security record makes Microsoft look like an ethical and fully open company. Apple frequently sits on vulnerabilities, refusing to allow even their existence to be made known whilst not patching them.

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But it looks so pretty and that's all that's important for apple (stupid iPhone stupid contract) i swear when there designing something consider looks and gimmicks over all else the iPhone looks good has lots of lovely gimmicks but is about fails at everything (ill stop now before i start ranting about the iPhone crapness)

so go FireFox (its good but a bit bloated these days) or chrome (its a bit buggy but its fast and getting better)

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